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US Applications for Jobless Benefits Rise to Highest Level in Two Months, but Layoffs Remain Low

Many economists thought rapid rate hikes could potentially tip the country into recession, but jobs have remained plentiful. read more >
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US Applications for Jobless Benefits Rise but Labor Market Remains Solid

More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but not enough to raise concern about the labor market or broader economy. read more >
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Applications for Jobless Benefits Up Modestly, but Continuing Claims Reach Highest Level in 2 Years

Analysts say the continuing claims are rising because many of those who are already unemployed may now be having a harder time finding new work. read more >
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Labor Market Stays Strong as Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level in Nearly 8 Months

U.S. applications for jobless claims fell by 20,000 to 201,000 for the week ending Sept. 16, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That's the lowest figure since the last week of January. read more >
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Fewer Americans Apply for Jobless Benefits as Labor Market Keeps Humming Along

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits fell last week by 10,000, to 230,000 the week ending August 19, the Labor Department reported Thursday. read more >
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US Applications for Jobless Benefits Highest Since October 2021

The Labor Department reported Thursday that U.S. applications for jobless claims were 261,000 for the week ending June 3, an increase of 28,000 from the previous week's 233,000. Weekly jobless claims are considered representative of U.S. layoffs. read more >
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Hot Employment Market Shows Signs of Cooling

While hiring remained strong in April, the government lowered its hiring figures for February and March. read more >
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Weekly US Jobless Claims Highest Since 2021, but Companies Avoid Getting Caught Short-Handed

Applications for jobless aid for the week ending May 6 rose by 22,000 to 264,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's up from the previous week's 242,000 and is the most since November of 2021. read more >
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Jobless Claims Fall Again With Labor Market Churning Along

The number of Americans filing for jobless claims for the week ending April 22 fell by 16,000 to 230,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. read more >
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More Americans File for Jobless Claims; Layoffs Remain Low

Jobless claims in the U.S. for the week ending March 25 rose by 7,000 to 198,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. read more >
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US Jobless Claims Inch Down as Labor Market Remains Tight

The four-week moving average of claims, which flattens out some of week-to-week volatility, fell by 250 to 196,250, remaining below the 200,000 threshold for the ninth straight week. read more >
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Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise by Most in 5 Months

Layoffs remain historically low as the labor market continues to be largely unaffected by the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes. read more >
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Applications for Jobless Aid Up Last Week, but Still Low

It's the third straight week that the four-week moving average has been below 200,000 and the ninth straight weekly decline. read more >
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US Applications for Jobless Benefits Lowest in 15 Weeks

The four-week moving average of claims, which softens some of the week-to-week volatility, fell by 1,750 to 212,500. read more >
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US Jobless Claim Applications Fall to Lowest in 14 Weeks

Applications for unemployment aid for the week ending Dec. 31 fell by 19,000 to 204,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. read more >
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Applications for US Unemployment Aid Rose Slightly Last Week

The four-week average of applications, which smooths out some of the week-to-week swings, slipped just 250 to 221,000. read more >
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Unemployment Claims Rise to 240,000, Highest Since August

The four-week moving average of claims, which smooths out week-to-week volatility, rose by 5,500 to 226,750. read more >
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US Unemployment Claims Inch Higher, but Remain Very Low

Fed officials have warned that the unemployment rate will likely have to rise as part of their fight against rising prices, and the most recent government jobs report likely snuffed out any hope that the Fed would pause rate increases when it meets in next week. read more >
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Restaurants & Food / Retail

US Applications for Jobless Aid Rise Last Week

Jobless claims for the week ending Oct. 8 rose by 9,000 to 228,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. read more >
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Fewer People Seek US Unemployment Aid Amid Solid Hiring

Applications for unemployment benefits for the week ending Sept. 24 fell by 16,000 to 193,000, the Labor Department reported. read more >